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Here's Sunday's Big Revolution. Tomorrow is a public holiday in the UK so I'll have another weekend-s
 
May 6 · Issue #70 · View online
Big Revolution
Here’s Sunday’s Big Revolution. Tomorrow is a public holiday in the UK so I’ll have another weekend-style edition for you. Back to full weekday editions on Tuesday.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- There are two big conferences to keep your eye on this coming week. Here’s what to expect from Microsoft Build, and Google I/O in the coming days.
- Email subscription management service Unroll.me is pulling out of the EU because it can’t comply with GDPR. The service in monetised by selling information about consumer trends pulled from analysing your emails. It’s vague about how this works. It sounds like GDPR is already working as intended.
- The NSA collected three times as much metadata about US citizens’s phone use in 2017 as it did in 2016, Reuters reports.
Big weekend reads
Tech workers are paying Forever Labs $7,000 to freeze stem cells Tech workers are paying Forever Labs $7,000 to freeze stem cells
Is it arrogant to want to cheat death? To think the world needs you more than any other carbon-based life form? Probably. But let’s face it, you’d be tempted to live forever if you could.
Google's politics at work policy is wrong
Everything it politicised these days. We can get more done in life if we learn to put those opinions aside sometimes. “Instead of interrogating the politics of everything, we should turn in the opposite direction: Realize we’re always going to be a society with differences of values, and find ways to bracket those values disagreements where we can.”
How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire
He was Trump’s Mr Fixit for years, but now his past could cause many problems more than he can solve.
One big tweet
I’m sure Tesla shareholders loved to read this…
Elon Musk
I’m starting a candy company & it’s going to be amazing
10:20 PM - 5 May 2018
That’s all for today...
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